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Annual Airlines for
America NDT Forum

Welcome to Indianapolis


Rolls
-
Royce Overview


NDT Impact on Profitability

About Jon Biddulph

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Joined Rolls
-
Royce 1979


30 year career in NDT


Level 3 in four NDT methods


Company Chief of NDE for 10
yrs


Former Rolls
-
Royce
representative at
Nadcap

NDT
Task Group


Former Chair of NUCAP
Management Council


Former Chair of European
Aerospace NDT Board Forum


Chair UK National Aerospace NDT
Board since inauguration in 1994



About Rolls
-
Royce

2012 financial highlights

A global business

Investing for future growth

Civil aerospace

Defence aerospace

Marine

Energy

Engine Holding

Research and development

Global workforce 2012

Essential power delivered


NDT is performed throughout the Product Lifecycle






At what cost?


Facilities


Consumables


People


Training


Cleaning


Processing time

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NDT Impact on Profitability









Bar/Billet

NDT

Forging

NDT

Assembly

NDT

Overhaul

& Repair

NDT

Finished Part

NDT

Occasionally,

On Wing

NDT

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NDT Impact on Profitability


Material, component or product is no different after NDT
than before


NDT is often perceived as non value added!


It does provide a valuable measure of manufacturing
process capability


Could and should be used to improve manufacturing
process capability


It does provide a valuable measure of service operational
experience.


Could and should be used to improve design and the
service operation envelope

Rolls
-
Royce proprietary information

Engineering
Requirement

Probability of
Detection

90/95

Defect
Size

NDT
Method/Technique
Reliable Defect
Detection
Capability

RISK >>>>>

Zero or low defect rate
= low likelihood of
missing a defect = low
risk of escape


Medium to High defect
rate = high likelihood of
missing a defect =
higher risk of escape


Defects
Detected

Defects
Missed

NDT


Goalkeeper or Process Controller


NDT cannot guarantee to find all defects


POD is becoming an increasingly used measure of reliable
defect detection capability


Key to the success of any
business is not to
generate defects in the
first instance


NDT is excellent at
‘flagging’ manufacturing
or service problems.


How good are we at
spotting the signal that
something may have gone
wrong?

Rolls
-
Royce proprietary information

NDT


Output


As a process, what is the output
of NDT?


The only measure is what NDT
finds, i.e. defects / anomalies /
discontinuities


Monitoring this output and
using to positive effect can
impact profitability by
eliminating the root cause,
reducing scrap and reducing risk

Make or Use

NDT

Find

Investigate

Fix

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Cost Reduction


Cost is a massive driver for any
business


Many if not all of us will have
been engaged in cost reduction
activities


Other than deleting NDT or
introducing sampling, there are
opportunities.


There are also limits to what we
can achieve using the common
NDT technologies around us
today.



Rolls
-
Royce data


private

Film

New Technology has a Major Role to Play

2008 CT


1999 Digital

How does New Technology impact Profitability?


Whilst requiring investment, has
the potential to yield significant
benefits over the long term


Can enable faster, cheaper
higher quality inspection


Can enable us to perform
inspections we cannot do today


Can enable inspection of new
materials, manufacturing and
repair processes that current
technology cannot touch



In Summary


NDT impacts profitability by:


Providing assurance that materials,
components and products are fit for
purpose


Providing output that can be used
for improvement, reducing scrap and
mitigating risk


Providing opportunities to reduce
cost of NDT


Providing the opportunity to do more
than we ever imagined through the
use of new and emerging NDT
technologies